Recalled Strollers Pose Fingertip Amputation, Laceration Hazards
The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Graco Children's Products Inc., of Atlanta, Ga., has announced a voluntary recall 1.5 million units of the Passage™, Alano™, and Spree™ Strollers and Travel Systems.
The hinges on these strollers' canopy pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is opening or closing the canopy.
Graco has received seven reports of children placing their fingers in the stroller's canopy hinge mechanism while the canopy was being opened or closed, resulting in five fingertip amputations and two fingertip lacerations.
This recall involves Graco Passage™, Alano™ and Spree™ Strollers and Travel Systems with the following model numbers and specific hinge mechanisms:
Graco manufactured two different styles of hinge mechanisms for these stroller models. Only strollers or travel systems with a plastic, jointed hinge mechanism that has indented canopy positioning notches are included in this recall. The recalled strollers were manufactured in China between October 2004 and February 2008 and sold at AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" Us, Kmart, Fred Meyer, Meijers, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Walmart, and other retailers nationwide from October 2004 and December 2009 for between $80 and $90 for the strollers and between $150 and $200 for the travel systems. The model number and manufacture date are located on the lower inside portion of the rear frame, just above the rear wheels.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco to receive a free protective cover repair kit. For additional information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.gracobaby.com.